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Questions tagged [google-docs]

For questions about the web version of Google Documents, the word processor from Google. For questions about the file manager application use tag [google-drive] instead. Do NOT normally apply both to the same question.

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Google Docs Section Break Page Setup

Can page setup be performed on a section in Google Docs? I create a document, and create a section break, then click File -> Page Setup, and click "apply to this section", but literally every option ...
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Link to specific part in Google Doc

How can I add a link programmatically to a specific position in Google Doc? E.g. to the string "ABC XYZ" so that is automatically scrolls to that position when use clicks on it? I want to achieve ...
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How to add an outline border to a table in Google Docs?

I am trying to add only a border outline to a table in Google Docs however when trying to make all lines except the border lines another colour, this happens: As you can see, white spots where the ...
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Is there a way to insert Keyboard Glyphs in Google Docs?

Here on the StackExchange framework we have a nice feature, which is apparently called "Keyboard Glyphs" (cf. https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/5527/keyboard-glyphs): CTRL+Z Is there a way (...
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How can I add in a date macro to a Google doc?

Really grateful for this answer from Thomas Wiersema, but am keen to find out what the issues might be if the Utilities menu isn't showing up after you've followed his instructions via Google scripts. ...
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Navigate menu with keyboard shortcuts

In the past when I opened a menu with a shortcut key (for example Alt + f) the menu itself would open. Now the shortcut keys are displayed but the menu is not opened, this makes it way harder to ...
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Why does Google Docs make some H1 headings bold in the Table of Contents and some not bold?

In my Google docs document I have added a Table of Contents. It's the kind with page numbers. In the Table of Contents, some of the Heading 1 (top-level) headings are bold, and some are not bold. Why? ...
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Is there any way to add sanskrit99 font to googledocs [duplicate]

I would like to copy the contents of pdf which is using Sanskrit99 font to google docs. Any idea please on how to achieve that, thanks for your help.
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Is there a way to convert DOCX to Google Docs directly in Google Drive?

Before, Google Docs would automatically convert Word files when you open it using the "Open with > Google Docs" command on Google Drive. But recently, it updated to allow native editing of Office ...
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All Google Docs URL parameters/functions/commands?

Where is the official documentation for the URL parameters/arguments? There are things like /preview, /copy, /export, #headings, ?something question mark, that I stumbled on tips and tricks articles ...
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Creating Tabs in Google Docs

I know in Google Sheets you can compile multiple spreadsheets by using the tab feature at the bottom. I was wondering if there is any way to do this with Google Docs.
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How can I hide a paragraph of information in Google Docs?

I want to hide a blob of information or a paragraph. I identified two ways to try this neither of which worked. One was to store it in a comment which takes it outside the page but I can't use ...
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Is there a way to link to highlighted sections in a Google Doc?

I have a large document that has multiple highlighted sections. The highlights are color-coded such that all blue highlights belong to one topic, while green highlights belong to another topic, etc. I ...
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Resize table columns in Google Docs like AutoFit Contents in Microsoft Word

In Microsoft Word, you can resize column widths automatically using AutoFit Contents from the Layout ribbon's AutoFit pulldown menu. This resizes the selected table such that column widths are no ...
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How can I create a shared URL pointing to an achor in a Google Docs document's TOC?

I have a Google Docs document which I share with other users through the Share through hyperlink feature. On that document, on every heading level 1, 2... I use Format > Paragraph style > ...
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How can I succesfully create a correctly linked pdf from a complex Google Docs

I have a similar problem as TL;DR, reported here: Can’t download/export a large Google Docs document as PDF (what are the limits on Google Drive?). (n.d.). Retrieved 12 May 2019, from Web ...
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How to automate conversion of all my Google docs to PDF or office?

The other day I decided to back up my entire Google Drive to my encrypted external hard drive. After one day downloading I managed to do it (including the pictures). Anyway, I should have known better:...
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How to apply a Google Docs template styles to an existing doc

I have a Google Document that was created using default styles. Our company has since created some Google Docs templates to use for styling. I'd like to apply the template's styling to this existing ...
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Is there a limit on the length of a Google doc I can save as a Word doc?

I have a 600-page document on Google Docs which I would like to save on my desktop as a Word doc, as a back-up. I go to "File" then "download as" then "Microsoft Word" which is the common way of ...
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How to change the size of paper in Google Docs to custom size?

I want to change the paper size in Google Docs document, But you can only change to a few individual sizes from the list. How do I change to a custom size? I need every page of a different size. ...
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Is it possible to have my Google Drive documents on my desktop some how?

I have about 20 documents on my Google Drive that I constantly and continuously edit. Is there a way to have quick access to them from my desktop? I use to just pin them in my browser but I can not ...
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Recent Google Docs gone after uninstalling & reinstalling the app

I uninstalled Google Docs on my android phone yesterday evening to make space for updating WhatsApp, then reinstalled Google Docs half an hour later. Didn't think anything of it as it all backs up ...
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Google Docs Pages Connected

Today in my English class, I was working in a Google Doc and was bored. I double clicked on the space between pages. All of a sudden, the pages sort of "connected." I had seen this happen on ...
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Count the number of suggested edits in a google doc

I would like a quick way to know how many suggested edits (or the total of suggested edits and comments) there are in a Google doc. (Besides of course scrolling through the document and counting them!...
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Creating a new font for Google Docs [duplicate]

My wife uses a Windows font for her job that isn't available in Google Docs. How could I create/transfer that font for use in Google Docs?
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How can I get Google Drive to display file or folder size?

I noticed that there is a column but it is not populated for neither my folders nor my files. I want to verify that files and folders I transfer to Google Drive match where they came from. If you ...
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How do I delete/remove tabs from my Google Doc?

I have a document that has a tab at the beginning of every paragraph. I want to use styles to properly indent the text instead of using tabs. Is there a way to delete those tabs without doing it ...
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Download embedded Google Slides

How can I download Google Slides embedded on a website? I'm having the same issue as this guy: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/42329231/download-google-slide-presentation-published-to-the-web# ...
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How to edit/remove hidden section in Google Docs

I have a Google Doc where it has two hidden sections, "Issued by" and "Representative". Their headers are visible in the automatically-generated table of contents. However, the sections themselves are ...
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How to prevent sub-lists numbering restart under each bullet?

Google doc's numbered list functionality restarts sub-list "numbering" or "sequential lettering" like this: 1) First thing a) b) 2) Second thing a) <- Sub-list numbering / sequential ...
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Change table of content in Google docs

I would like to have the same table of content in Google docs (left) as I have in Word (right). Is it possible, and how, to add those dots to the table of content in Google docs?
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How to automatically scroll to bottom of Google doc when it is opened?

I'm looking for a way to automatically scroll to the bottom of a Google doc every time I open it. Something functionally equivalent to this answer would be great.
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Date and time keyboard shortcut for Google Docs document (not sheets)

I am trying to find out if I can set up a keyboard shortcut to print/type in the current date and time in a Google Docs document (not sheets). Anyone? The best I could find is an Add-on Text Factory ...
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Google Docs won't convert my MS Word document -errors: “Can't convert Mathematical equations”

I have created AP GP project in the Google Doc, now I need it in word, on conversion all the mathematical equations are becoming junk. Please help me with the conversion.
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What format of font size does Google Docs use?

Probably a silly question but couldn't find an answer anywhere. Does it use point? So font size 12 = 12pt?
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Inserting non-printing Unicode control chars in Google Docs

How can I insert a Unicode non-printing character in Google Docs? for example left-to-right-mark LRM Unicode U+200E. I can see a menu option for inserting special characters for Unicode scripts, but ...
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Inserted drawings blurry when compared to adjacent text in Google Docs

Creating and inserting a new drawing via the inbuilt Drawing tool (Insert > Drawing > New) in Google Docs results in images of noticeably lower resolution when compared to adjacent text, both within ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for “Accept Suggestion” in Google Docs?

I do a lot of reviewing suggestions in Google Docs and I have the cursor "within" suggested text and would like to accept/reject the suggestion with a keyboard shortcut. From what I can tell there ...
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Google Docs Prevent Download

I using GSuite product for my company, however we are working with outsource team. That guy will working (eg. editing) with several GDocs, GSheet file. I wanted to disable download feature on GDocs ...
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What happens to a Google Docs history and comments when a user is deleted

If a user is deleted from an organization (no ownership transfer, etc. just deleted), and that user had collaborated on some Google Docs shared with them (not owned by them), what happens to the ...
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Using a script someone else made in Google Docs

I was looking for a script to add to a Google Doc that would automatically insert the current date into the document. I found the script on this page. The last step is to authorize the script and ...
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Google Docs: how can I formating “not-breaking” paragraph style for use in Footnotes at Google Docs?

how can I formating "not-breaking paragraph" style for use in Footnotes at Google Docs? Or not-breaking for each Footnotes, using all the content in the same page? Thanks.
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Is it possible to show the Version History of a Google Doc inside the actual document?

I'd like to get rid of the usual "Revision history" table on my several company-wide Google Documents. Even when the "Version history" works perfectly and I can even make named revisions etc, I'd ...
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Reference another piece of text in a Google Drive Document?

Is it possible to reference another piece of text in a Google Drive Document. In a similar way to how you can reference data in another cell in a Google Drive Spreadsheet ? Eg. I have a document ...
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How to set default Google Sheets and Google Docs account?

I have two Google accounts that I always sign into, one of them is my personal account and the other belongs to the company I work for. I created a desktop shortcut for both of these apps from chrome ...
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How can I transfer the contents of hundreds of emails to a single Google Docs/text editor document?

A friend and I write together, via email, back and forth a little at a time. we have already once taken a few hundred thousand word story and painstakingly copied and pasted it into a Google document.
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How can I prevent users from “resolving” comments in Google apps?

I would like to give users the chance to comment on a Google doc but not to resolve comments I or other editors made on it. But if I invite a user in "comment" mode it seems they can resolve comments ...
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How to copy from a protected Google doc?

I just came upon a Google doc from a high school account that I no longer have access to. I want to copy paste my work, but the copy paste functionality is disabled. I know you could access developer ...
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Google Docs thinks that I am using an Apple keyboard even though I'm not (non-Chrome browser)

I'm using the Gnome Web browser on Linux which happens to be my favorite browser. I'm having an issue with all Google Docs applications where it assumes I'm using an Apple keyboard when I'm not. This ...
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How can I set a background color for an entire paragraph?

I want to programmatically style a paragraph with a background color to make a "code area", just like when using a triple backquote around a paragraph in Stackoverflow, or like in this question. I ...